Report: 2012 was a "banner year" for insurance-linked securities

01/30/2013 | PropertyCasualty360

Swiss Re Capital Markets says 2012 was a "banner year" for the insurance-linked securities market, with bond issuance totaling $6.3 billion. "Investors continued to flock to the largely uncorrelated and attractive risk-adjusted returns" that catastrophe bonds can provide, "while sponsors capitalized on the opportunity to cede risk at lower overall costs by employing ILS structures," Swiss Re's report says.

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